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Force of Nature


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Ellen Jewett

Artist Ellen Jewett combines cold porcelain, polymer, and wire armatures to create these surrealistic, heavily embellished sculptures. The pieces feature totally unexpected combinations of animals, plants, and sometimes even signs of human civilization. She has alternately described her work as “natural history surrealist sculpture” and “anthrozoology-meets -psychoanalysis.” That’s a lot to unpack.

A big fan of nature, Jewett avoids toxic mediums like paints, glazes, and finishes, and instead builds her creations out of natural, locally-sourced materials.

“This, unavoidably, excludes most of what is commonly commercially available, and has sent me on a journey of unique material combination and invention.”

You can follow Jewett on her website and Instagram.

All images property of Ellen Jewett.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Force of Nature

  1. Wow! These are enchanting and impressive. They are so complex and delicate. I would think that sculpting these would be challenge enough without the additional challenge of using all natural materials.

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  2. They are all great, but the bat!! Love the bat!!

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  3. The bat is incredible as is the bear.

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  4. These are magnificent. I’m glad that you included the photo of her working on the bear sculpture to give some perspective on their size.

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  5. Stunning work! I think the bear and the fish are my favourite. I think there is a lot of potential for anthrozoological interpretation and at the same time, they look like something for a faerie land.


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